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    ACC Midweek Results and Week One Preview

    Opening week has already been a busy one in the ACC. We saw NC State open the season with a shutout victory over Presbyterian at Ft. Liberty on Wednesday and North Carolina opened their year with three duals at home, going 2-1, dropping a back-and-forth dual to Oregon State. We will see the rest of the conference teams in action on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 


    The Blue Devils will kick off the season with a West Coast swing for three duals. They will face Cal Poly and Rutgers on Friday, followed by a Saturday afternoon dual against Stanford. We have received this as the projected lineup for the Blue Devils: 

    125: Logan Agin

    133: Raymond Adams

    141: Peter Chacon

    149: Jarred Papcsy

    157: Logan Ferrero / Nick Tattini

    165: Gaetano Console / Aidan Wallace

    174: Jack Wimmer

    184: Conor Becker

    197: Kwasi Bonsu

    285: Connor Barket

    North Carolina:

    The Tar Heels hosted the Carolina Duals to open the year, beating Queens 41-10 and Greensboro College 48-3 before dropping an exciting dual to Oregon State 24-13. I will have a full breakdown of the duals in the weekly wrap-up next week. A couple big highlights from the day were Spencer Moore knocking off #11 Brandon Kaylor and #3 Lachlan McNeil picking up a ranked win with a major decision over #20 Cleveland Belton. 

    The Tar Heels will be back in action against Buffalo and Arizona State next week and will be sending a small contingent to the Southeast Open this weekend. 

    North Carolina State:

    The Wolfpack made a statement in their opening dual at Ft. Liberty against Presbyterian, showcasing their depth of talent in a 48-0 route of the Blue Hose. They sent several younger wrestlers - many from North Carolina - out to the mat in the airplane hangar in the opening event of the NCAA season that was hosted on UFC Fight Pass.  

    Coach Popolizio’s crew will have a quick turnaround with a trip to Boone to face in-state foe Appalachian State on Friday night. App State does a fantastic job creating a rowdy environment for their duals, and this one should be extra rowdy with a large contingent of fans making the trip from Raleigh. We will get our first glimpse of most of the NC State lineup against the Mountaineers. 

    125 #12 Jakob Camacho vs. Chad Bellis 

    133 #5 Kai Orine vs. Ethan Oakley 

    141 #9 Ryan Jack vs. Kaden Keiser 

    149 #7 Jackson Arrington vs. #25 Cody Bond 

    157 #5 Ed Scott vs. #20 Tommy Askey 

    165 #33 AJ Kovacs vs. Will Miller 

    174 #22 Alex Faison vs. Luke Uliano 

    184 #29 Dylan Fishback vs. Tomas Brooker 

    197 #5 Trent Hidlay vs. #31 Carson Floyd or Gunnar Pool 

    285 #8 Owen Trephan vs. Jacob Sartorio 


    The Panthers will send a large group, including many starters, to the Clarion Open on Sunday to open the season. There will be some tough competition this year-Ohio State is sending nearly their full lineup as well as ranked wrestlers from multiple teams. It will be a great way to see where Pitt stands against solid competition to start the season. 


    The Hoos will send a very large contingent down I-81 to the Southeast Open (always the Hokie Open in my heart) to compete in the Open division and the freshman/sophomore division. They had a lot of success last year from their redshirts, so I’m interested to see how they perform in the Open division. 

    Virginia Tech:

    The Hokies will be hosting the Southeast (Hokie) Open this weekend and will have a large contingent of wrestlers competing, including about half of their projected starters. They have a top-10 dual in Blacksburg next week and will only be sending out wrestlers who are fully healthy. 

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